Pony Pilsner | Half Acre Beer Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
354 Ratings
Pony PilsnerPony Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pony Pilsner is a firm take on the classic German style aimed to quench the masses.

German hops and malts are braided together to release the crisp awakening your summer self needs.

Added by MasterSki on 03-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
354
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
65
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SAVOR D.C. 2017

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright straw color with a little fog in the transparency. Two fingers of foamy, white head retain well, leaving behind a few dots of lacing. Aroma is yeast spice, biscuity, bready malts, and a hint of banana. Flavor profile is smooth biscuity, bready malts, with a twinge of spicey yeast in the background. Mouth feel is a little effervescent, with a surprisingly thick consistency for a pilsner. It carries a presence. Overall, a tasty, simple drinking beer. Well crafted.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shy5
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scud83rp
1.71/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a fluffy, white head of foam. It smelled of sweet caramel and floral notes. Nice floral/grassy hop bitterness. Sweet caramel and bready malts.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really nice pils. Chalky, dry feel. Spicy, grassy noble hops. Floral and honey notes on the finish. Carbonation feels a bit off, needs slightly more prickly tiny bubbles.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nicely put together Pils, but more in the Czech tradition than Bavarian.
Looks golden and enough foam, but not as clear as I am used to.
Smells mostly malty, but the hops have a firm presence.
Tastes refreshing, but the bittering hops really come on too strong to let the malt inter-play.
Feel suffers for that reason which is too bad because Pony starts soft, but it cannot compete with the hops.
I will have this again as quaff to refresh on a hot summer day, possibly with mild food.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bones10
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from ABV.

A clear light yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is solid too - grainy, snappy , firmly hoppy with lemon, mint and some earth. This is present on the palate as well, along with a mild grainy and slightly caramel-like sweetness. Crisply carbonated with a clean finish that's mildly bitter with earth and mint, this beer is solid.

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Photo of dadplusbeer
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this one was moderately underwhelming.. I love a lot of the half acre beers but this one didn't knock it out of the park for me. the carbonation was delightfully crisp, the flavor was thin though.

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Photo of EdwardIV84
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I bought this to try something different than the amazing Daisy Cutter this brewery makes. I am a big fan of tall boy four packs like this. Its perfect for a quick pickup to meet a friend with some pizza! I was impressed. Not normally a hige pilsner guy but this might be favorite pils yet! Its not as good as Daisy Cutter 7/10. Good beer! Very cool can art!

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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint served at Pequod's Pizza in Chicago.

Look- A cloudy pale yellow with a small finger of soapy white foam. Some thin lacing is left as it settles and tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen.

Smell- Mild floral, cereal/malt and lemon zest.

Taste- Lemon zest, cereal/malt and mild floral esters. There's a slightly earthy quality in the finish that is interesting but not off putting.

Feel- Crisp, clean and easy drinking with a slight hop bite.

Overall- This is not your fathers pilsner! The refreshing taste of lemon zest with some mild floral gives this often bland style an interesting yet very drinkable twist. This is the perfect crusher to accompany my pizza today or some lawn mowing in hot weather.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored with a slight haze. Foamy, white head with streak lacing. Aroma is floral, grain, cracker, and herbs. Flavor is also floral, with grass, cracker malt, and some citrus and herbal notes. The beer is crisp and well balanced. Full of flavor and not very bitter. A good beer overall.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TCMike
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ogpuglord
4.94/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Pony Pilsner from Half Acre Beer Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 354 ratings.
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